One dead, five hurt as auto turns turtle in Puri

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Puri: One person died while five more sustained critical injuries after an auto-rickshaw they were travelling in turned turtle and fell into a nullah on the Jagannath Sadak connecting Puri-Satapada in Puri district today morning.

The deceased, identified as Damini Prusty (22) was a staff of a St Xavier’s High School in Brahmagiri.

According to sources, the mishap occurred when the vehicle overturned and fell into the nullah after the driver of lost control over the wheels. The auto-rickshaw was ferrying the school staff was en-route to Brahmagiri from Puri.

Some locals rushed all the injured persons to Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where their condition is stated to be stable.

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